Kolkata , October 2, 2023: In a visionary move towards embracing cutting-edge technology, the City of Joy, Kolkata, is set to revolutionize urban landscapes with the integration of drone technology. This heralds a new era in drone technology deployment across diverse sectors such as construction, agriculture, healthcare, defense, infrastructure, surveying, real estate, and transport.
Incorporating drone deliveries into daily operations promises transformative benefits. These include significantly reduced delivery times, particularly critical in emergency healthcare situations, where timely access to life-saving medicines and supplies is paramount. Additionally, replacing traditional delivery vehicles with drones will reduce carbon emissions, aligning with sustainability goals. Businesses can expect substantial cost savings in logistics, enhancing profitability.
The integration of drones into Kolkata's infrastructure will be spearheaded by Skye Air.Working hand-in-hand with regulatory bodies, law enforcement agencies, and other authorities, Skye Air is poised to ensure that drone flights are conducted in a manner that is safe, reliable, and consistent with all pertinent regulations.
An event, held on September 27, showcased the technological benefit enabled by Skye Air Mobility.The event was graced by Debashis Sen, Chairman of the New Kolkata Development Authority ( NKD) and Managing Director of West Bengal Housing Infrastructure Development Corp Ltd, and Capt. Eshaan Khullar, AVP-Business of Skye Air Mobility Pvt Ltd.
Another notable highlight is the Skye UTM, a state-of-the-art cloud-based aerial traffic management system capable of handling up to 4,000 flights per hour and 96,000 flights per day. Skye UTM provides situational awareness, autonomous navigation, risk assessment, and traffic management for all aerial mobility operators.
Ankit Kumar, Founder & CEO of Skye Air Mobility, emphasized the significance of real-time situational awareness and the efficiency of drone deliveries, stating, "In a world where speed and precision are paramount, the need for drone deliveries cannot be overstated. We are enabling precise, efficient, and secure drone deliveries that will revolutionize various industries. Whether it's delivering life-saving medical supplies or reducing delivery times for businesses, drones are the future of logistics."
Debashis Sen said "This project is a significant step towards enhancing the security and efficiency of aerial operations in New Town Kolkata. It will not only facilitate innovative deliveries but also secure our skies against unauthorized infiltration. By incorporating drone deliveries into our daily operations, we can ensure faster, more cost-effective, and environmentally friendly solutions."